Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
April 26, 2020

The Raw, Grotesque, and Honest Post-War Paintings of Francis Bacon

As an artist that emerged in the aftermath of World War II, Francis Bacon explored feelings like pain, fear, and anger in his paintings. It was his intention to create art that reflected raw and honest emotion. His intense, grotesque style portrayed animal-like forms that veered on the alien, as well as distressed human figures often screaming in pain or horror.

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April 21, 2020

Build Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture Two Different Ways With These Unique Double-Sided Puzzles

If you’re searching for a way to relieve stress and build something beautiful, jigsaws are the way to go. From 500-piece challengers to the “impossible” transparent puzzle, there are a myriad of creative choices to test your skills and patience. For those seeking a game that will give you more bang for your buck, Galison’s double-sided jigsaws are the way to go.

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April 17, 2020

Classical White Marble Sculptures Were Actually Painted But Lost Color Over Time

Marble sculpture is a cornerstone of art history. The ancient Greeks left a legacy of transformative sculptural works that reached for unprecedented naturalism in Hellenistic gems such as Venus de Milo and Nike of Samothrace. This was succeeded by the ancient Romans, who copied their major works and created portrait busts and equestrian statues of major historical figures. At the time of their completion, however, these ancient masterpieces looked remarkably different.

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April 15, 2020

Free Shakespeare Coloring Book Includes 35 Vintage Illustrations of His Plays

You’re never too old to complete a coloring book. In fact, many psychologists recommend this creative activity to adults as a way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. If that sounds appealing, then you’re in luck. Artists and museums across the globe have released thousands of adult coloring books of various themes, styles, and genres. Plus, many of these resources are available to download for free online.

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